The Baker Institute offers a wide variety of extra-curricular events called iDeX, short for idea exchange!  Providing a wide range of experiences including a speaker series, interactive sessions, panel discussions, topical meet-ups and more, iDeX  events  promise to be exciting and inspiring!  The Baker Institute’s calendar includes iDex events, curricular programming and other related activities around campus.

Looking for Lehigh events? Visit the University’s calendar.

 

 

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March 2, 2015

ENTP 311: Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker Jamie Flinchbaugh (Lean Learning Center, Old Dutch Group)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: Jamie Flinchbaugh, co-founder, Lean Learning Center and founder, Old Dutch Group

When: March 2, 2015

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

March 3, 2015

BioInnovation Workshop

Bioinnovation is the intersection of medical expertise and innovative problem solving. This workshop  – part of a series this year at Lehigh University – exposes Lehigh students to medical needs identified by practicing doctors and allows interdisciplinary teams to create unique solutions to these challenges.

There is no prerequisite to this workshop, all disciplines and graduation years welcome, and you can attend both the March 3rd Workshop and the April 23rd workshop as they will feature different doctors and and different topics. The following doctors will present a challenge they experiences in their medical work environment that student teams will then work to ideate solutions to.

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March 3rd Workshop 4:10-6:30pm (Pizza Dinner at 6:30pm)
STEPS 101
Dr. Sean Pandey – Cardiologist at the Heart Care Group

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1AX8H1N
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April 23rd Workshop 5:00-8:00pm (Pizza Dinner at 5:00 pm)
Wilbur Powerhouse Lobby
Dr. Beth Careyva and Dr. Natalie Bieber – Family Medicine, Lehigh Valley Health Network

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1COIdOV
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A $100* prize will be presented to the team with the most innovative solution at the end of each workshop. There will also be a number of post workshop opportunities discussed including the following;

  • LaunchBayC – a 10 week, full time, paid, idea accelerator with slots reserved for BioInnovation Workshop teams

  • Prototyping Funds – funds available to support the prototyping of ideas generated during workshop.

  • Baker Institute iPrize – a cash prize competition for innovative ideas.

  • Project Mentor – formalized mentoring and support from the Lehigh Faculty and Staff and beyond

  • VentureWell E-team Grants – a program and grant open to university student teams

  • EUREKA! Competition – Baker Institutes entrepreneurship competition

  • Courses – credit based continuation options

Please direct any questions to the program facilitator, Chris Kauzmann, at cjk213@lehigh.edu or (610) 758-6582.

*Prize may have IRS implications. Award will be divided by team members and will be given in the form of $25 gift cards.

Start: 4:10 pm
End: 6:30 pm

March 4, 2015

ENTP 196 Software Ventures: Guest Speaker Benji Jack (BoardRounds)

ENTP 196 Guest Speaker: Benji Jack, founder, BoardRounds

When: March 4

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

March 16, 2015

ENTP 311: Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker “Tiger Session”, Wayne Barz (Entrepreneurial Services BFTP NEP)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: “Tiger Session”, Wayne Barz, manager, Entrepreneurial Services BFTP NEP

When: March 16, 2015

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: March 16 2015
End: March 16 2015

March 23, 2015

Women’s Empowerment Week

Lehigh University is celebrating Women’s Empowerment Week, March 23-March 27, 2015. View Women’s Empowerment Week schedule.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors will be selling Women’s Empowerment bracelets for $1 each, with all proceeds going to Turning Point, a local women’s shelter.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors: Panhel, Baker Institute, Women’s Center, Kappa Delta, IFC, MGC (Lambda Theta Alpha), Office of Gender Violence Education & Support, Women in Business, and Feminist Alliance.

Start: 12:00 am
End: 11:00 pm

ENTP 311 Launching Entrepreneurial Ventures: Guest Speaker Stephanie Olexa (Benchmark Analytics)

ENTP 311 Guest Speaker: Stephanie Olexa, founder, Benchmark Analytics (acquired)

When: March 23, 2015

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

March 25, 2015

iDeX: Women’s Empowerment Panel – Fabulous Entrepreneurial Thinkers

iDeX: Women’s Empowerment Panel – Fabulous Entrepreneurial Thinkers
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
4:30-6:00 p.m.
STEPS 101
Lehigh University
FREE

Join us for a panel of three fabulous women entrepreneurial thinkers, including:

- A startup company founder/CEO
- A nonprofit founder/CEO
- A business/financial leader

Each speaker will provide insights from their own perspectives on how they are innovative, entrepreneurial thinkers and actors, regardless of discipline or business sector. Then the event will open to a Q&A.

  • RSVP
  • Download poster (coming soon)

This event is sponsored by Lehigh University’s Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation and Women in Business and is part of a week of activities at Lehigh University celebrating Women’s Empowerment Week, March 23-March 27, 2015. View Women’s Empowerment Week schedule.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors will be selling Women’s Empowerment bracelets for $1 each, with all proceeds going to Turning Point, a local women’s shelter.

Women’s Empowerment Week sponsors: Panhel, Baker Institute, Women’s Center, Kappa Delta, IFC, MGC (Lambda Theta Alpha), Office of Gender Violence Education & Support, Women in Business, and Feminist Alliance.

For more information: (610) 758-5626 or inentin@lehigh.edu.

Start: 4:30 pm
End: 6:00 pm

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House

Technical Entrepreneurship Master’s Degree Open House
March 25, 2015 – 5-6 p.m.

Wilbur Powerhouse, Lower Level

Come learn about Lehigh’s award-winning 1-year graduate program!

Passionate about launching or working for a startup? Eager to see your innovations in the marketplace? Delve into the real-world process of entrepreneurship with this 12-month master’s program.

No need to leave school to start a business! Enrollment is open and classes start July 6, 2015. The GRE is not required.

  • Meet current students and faculty members who specialize in developing creative ideas and commercializing and launching products
  • Visit the Creativity and Innovation Lab and prototyping facilities
  • Enjoy refreshments and ask questions!
  • RSVP: http://bit.ly/1pUXlHP
  • Download poster: (coming soon)

For more information, see www.lehigh.edu/innovate, call (610) 758-4789, or emailjlk4@lehigh.edu.

Start: 5:00 pm
End: 6:00 pm
Venue: Wilbur Powerhouse (lower level)

ENTP 196 Software Ventures: Guest Speaker Tom Gillis (CounterMarch Systems)

ENTP 196 Guest Speaker: Tom Gillis, founder, CounterMarch Systems

When: March 25

Time: 7:10 – 10:00 pm

Where: Wilbur Powerhouse Room 151 (Lobby)

The class sessions are open to the public and all students. Call (610) 758-5626 or email inentin@lehigh.edu for more information.

Start: 7:10 pm
End: 10:00 pm

March 26, 2015

Founders Fitness – Influence – The Art of Persuading Others To Get To Yes

FOUNDERS FITNESS TRAINING
Workshop Series for Student Entrepreneurs

INFLUENCE: The Art of Persuading Others To Get To Yes

Thursday, March 26, 2015
4:00-7:00 pm
STEPS 102
Lehigh University

FREE TO LEHIGH STUDENTS – Includes pizza dinner

Are you fit to launch? Learn the personal skills needed to make the difference when launching your venture.

  • Register
  • Download poster (coming soon)

In this workshop we will discuss the process for persuading people, influencing processes, and impacting decisions when you don’t have direct power or control. Through examples and interactive practices we will assess the power of 10 methods of influencing others and practice the five key elements common to all of the methods.

This six-part series provides Lehigh students with training on the personal skills, behaviors, and mindsets needed to navigate the journey from great ideas to successful, sustainable organizations. Taught by Lehigh University faculty member and executive coach Stephanie Olexa, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, the series features three workshops during fall semester and three in spring semester.

SPRING SEMESTER DATES:

Attending all workshop sessions is not required, but is encouraged. For more information, contact: (610) 758-5626 or inentin@lehigh.edu.

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm
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